News stories about Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Garrison Capital earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the investment management company an impact score of 45.936058574671 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Garrison Capital (NASDAQ GARS) opened at $8.25 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 10.29 and a quick ratio of 10.29. The firm has a market cap of $134.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.46 and a beta of 0.24. Garrison Capital has a one year low of $7.77 and a one year high of $10.15.

Garrison Capital (NASDAQ:GARS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The investment management company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $8.90 million during the quarter. Garrison Capital had a return on equity of 9.33% and a net margin of 14.66%. equities analysts anticipate that Garrison Capital will post 1.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 13.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. Garrison Capital’s dividend payout ratio is presently 329.41%.

GARS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Garrison Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Garrison Capital from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Garrison Capital in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, National Securities reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Garrison Capital in a report on Monday, August 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.13.

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Garrison Capital Company Profile

Garrison Capital Inc is a managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Company’s investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by making investments primarily in debt securities and loans of the United States-based middle-market companies, which it defines as those having annual earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation, or EBITDA, of certain amount.

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